We have been following the standards war between HD DVD and BluRay. At week 10 below, Toshiba conceded and Wal-Mart went exclusive with BluRay. Predictably, price of BluRay players increased realtive to both HD DVD and to Dual players (both formats).
The Price Premium over HD DVD players increased by about 50%; and the price discount realtive to Dual players (that can play both formats) decreased by about 50%.
Very interesting. I wonder if it's possible to reconstruct a similar series for the VCR standards war, to see whether a similar change in relative prices occurred when it became apparent that VHS was winning and Beta was something only SONY loved.ReplyDelete